Ford Austin – Director, Writer, Producer
(Sir Lord William J. Dillingsworth Pickenstripe XIV Count Earl of Duke)

Ford Austin was born and raised in Oklahoma and Texas and is directly related to Stephen F. Austin. His directorial debut, "Soiree", premiered at the 2003 Bare Bones Film Festival in Muskogee and was nominated for Best Short Drama.  Since then, Ford has worked tirelessly to bring us "Cerebral Print: The Secret Files"; a 14-part sci-fi comedy series focusing on extra terrestrial encounters as seen through the eyes of aliens just before they die. A compilation of his award winning shorts; his films won the 2004 Bare Bones Best Sci-fi Short Award for "Sister of Cerebral Print" and the 2005 Bare Bones Best Micro Picture for “Cerebral Print: End Game”. Now, “Cerebral Print: The Secret Files" is the 2005 Grassroots Cinema “Monty Python Award for Comedic Excellence” award winner.
With a background in acting, Ford Austin has been seen on TV in "Another World", "Days of Our Lives", "Strong Medicine, "The Andy Dick Show", and "Saturday Night Live", among others.  Film projects include: "Pearl Harbor", "Fallen", “Dark Blue”, "Dog Gone", "Shank's Mare", and "Co-Incidence". He also stars with Talia Shire, Harland Williams, and Ethan Phillips in Vicky Jenson's "Family Tree" which premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and eventually made its way to 45 film festivals around the world.
On stage, he has performed in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", "Romeo & Juliet, "Woman in Mind", “Macbeth”, “The Hostage”, “The Homecoming”, “The Elephant Man”, “The Passion of Dracula”, “The Foreigner”, “Lone Star”, “A Winter’s Tale”, and toured for 2 years as a member of "The Let's Pretend Players".  In New York City, Ford performed in the original casts of "Lawyers" with Kevin Conway, "A Mislaid Heaven", "Natural's In It", "The Nektonic Facteur", and “Treasure Island”. In addition, Ford co-starred in "Death of a Salesman" with Ralph Waite at The Papermill Playhouse where he met Arthur Miller.  Ford has also played Tom Joad in the Philadelphia premiere of Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath”. In Los Angeles, Ford starred in Francis Ford Coppola's "Worldly Acts" at the Tiffany Theater.  He has also worked with Tim Robbin's The Actor's Gang Theater, The Groundlings, and City Garage Ensemble. Presently, Ford can be seen on stage in the National Tour of "Male Intellect: An Oxymoron”.
Ford recently wrapped production on the Troma Films Feature, "Slaughter Party" with Felissa Rose and Chris Watson.  Current projects include “The Wright Stuff”, The Telekinetiks, CL2, and a TV show for Paramount Studios.  Ford and his writing partner, Jed Rowen, have another screenplay called "Devil Truck" that is in pre-production with director Vernon Wells at the helm. Ford received his B.F.A. in Theater from OCU and his M.F.A. from Temple University. He is a member of the Writer’s Boot Camp of Santa Monica, California & a F(ind) Director.  Ford lives in Hollywood, Ca with his girlfriend, "Access Hollywood" producer, Lauree Dash.

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